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UK Millennial Wallets Are The Target: Digital And Mobile Is The Key – Forbes

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The battle is on among financial institutions for the hearts and minds — or at least the wallets — of U.K. millennials. According to a report just out, this demographic grouping has an “average wallet size” that is now 40% more than that held by U.K. adults as a whole. Telstra Global, which today published its report, defines “average wallet size”  as total balance value of deposits and lending held…

Bookstores holding their own against digital onslaught – CBS News

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Amid the ongoing dirge for businesses the internet has decimated, books occupy a special place. From the parchments of the ancient Greeks to the Gutenberg Bible to the worldwide spread of lending libraries, books were arguably one of the primary engines of civilization’s growth, spreading knowledge and delight to humanity.  So laments about their decline resonate deeper than the nostalgic regrets inspired by, say, the demolition of a beloved local…

US Lifts Laptop Ban on Emirates Airline, Turkish Airlines – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

LONDON—Emirates Airline and Turkish Airlines Wednesday said their passengers were cleared to again use laptops and other electronics on U.S.-bound flights, further scaling back a ban Washington put in place on some flights over concerns about terrorism. Emirates Airline, the world’s largest international carrier by traffic, said the restrictions on the use of laptops, tablets and other devices that had been in place since March were…

US laptop ban lifted on Emirates and Turkish Airlines – BBC News

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Image copyright AFP Emirates has said the cabin ban on laptops no longer applies on its flights to the United States. In March, the US banned laptops and other large electronic devices to and from eight mostly Muslim nations, fearing bombs may be concealed in them. Emirates, which flies to the US from its Dubai hub, said it worked with US authorities to meet new security rules. Turkish Airlines said…

European Digital Initiatives Offer New Paths for Distributing Indie Films – Variety

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Hope springs eternal among independent film and documentary producers, and several new European initiatives for distributing their work – all wholly or in part supported by Creative Europe, the European Commission’s cultural and audiovisual support program – were presented at the session Innovative Examples of Film Distribution in Europe on Monday afternoon at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Philipp Hoffman of the European Cinema and VOD Initiative (ECVI) described a…

Turkey Secures Laptop Ban Exemption – Bloomberg

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Turkish Airlines said it expects measures barring large electronic devices from the cabins of aircraft leaving Istanbul for the U.S. to be lifted Wednesday, while long-haul competitor Emirates is counting on the restrictions being removed from its Dubai hub in the near future. Shares of Turkish Air rose 2.4 percent following the comments from Chief Executive Bilal Eksi via Twitter late Monday. Emirates meanwhile said it’s “working hard” with authorities to…

Gabriel confirmed as new EU digital chief – EURACTIV

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Mariya Gabriel was confirmed Tuesday (4 July) as the next EU digital Commissioner and will become the youngest person ever to take on a top Commission post. Gabriel, a 38-year-old centre-right Bulgarian MEP, was approved during a European Parliament plenary session with 517 votes in favour, 77 against and 89 abstentions. She will take on the role of EU Commissioner for digital society and economy, putting her in charge of DG…

Saudi Arabian Airlines expects US laptop ban to be lifted by July 19: SPA – Reuters

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

DUBAI Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) expects the in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronics on direct flights to the United States to be lifted by July 19, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. The airline is working with the country’s civil aviation authority, GACA, to implement new security measures for U.S.-bound flights announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security last week, according to the report. Saudia flies…

Airlines grapple with new security requirements to avoid a laptop ban – CNN

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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Development banks supplement roads and bridges with digital finance – CNBC

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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Microsoft Expands Surface Lineup with a New Laptop – KTLA

Monday, July 03, 2017

Microsoft continues to expand the Surface lineup – with a brand new product called Surface Laptop. The Surface Pro also gets improved features. Microsoft Surface Laptop This is the company’s first-ever Surface laptop. It’s super sleek and slick looking. In this case, the keyboard does not detach and it is not a tablet. But you still get a touch screen and a really well-designed laptop. This device was designed with…

Etihad just got amazing news about Trump’s laptop ban — and scored a huge advantage over its rivals – Business Insider

Monday, July 03, 2017

Etihad Airways Airbus A380. Etihad On Sunday, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it has lifted the large electronics ban on US-bound non-stop flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. The removal of restrictions placed upon the airport in March is effective immediately. This move comes days after Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly announced a series of sweeping new airport security measures. According to DHS…

Bridgeport’s Harding High students to get laptop upgrade – CT Post

Monday, July 03, 2017

Caption Close BRIDGEPORT — Students who enter the new Warren G. Harding High School in fall 2018 won’t be supplied with Chromebooks. Instead they will get the latest version of HP ProBooks — 1,129 of them to be exact which district officials say will be easier to maintain and upgrade. The school board approved the ProBook purchase last week and the $258-per-device cost will be built into the existing $5.7…

Winamp’s woes: How the greatest MP3 player undid itself – Ars Technica

Monday, July 03, 2017

reader comments 355 MP3s are so natural to the Internet now that it’s almost hard to imagine a time before high-quality compressed music. But there was such a time—and even after “MP3” entered the mainstream, organizing, ripping, and playing back one’s music collection remained a clunky and frustrating experience. Enter Winamp, the skin-able, customizable MP3 player that “really whips the llama’s ass.” In the late 1990s, every music geek had…

Microsoft Calls On Tech Industry To Form ‘Digital’ Geneva Convention – MediaPost Communications

Monday, July 03, 2017

by Laurie Sullivan  @lauriesullivan, 7 hours ago Microsoft is calling on the tech industry to create a group or forum to protect against cyberattacks. The group would have international credibility to observe the attack and identify the attackers when attacks occur within a nation or state. It would take on the tasks similar to the National Atomic Energy Agency, which helps investigate whether or not a country has violated international…

Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways Dropped From On-Board Laptop Ban List – NBCNews.com

Monday, July 03, 2017

Passengers flying from Abu Dhabi International Airport on U.S.-bound flights are now allowed to use laptop computers in airline cabins, federal officials said Sunday. Etihad Airways, which is based in Abu Dhabi, was also removed from a list that banned passengers flying on nine airlines and using 10 airports from bringing any device larger than a cellphone into airplane cabins, the Transportation Safety Administration said in a statement. Related: U.S….

Laptop ban lifted for Abu Dhabi airline – CNNMoney

Monday, July 03, 2017

U.S. security officials are allowing passengers on flights from Abu Dhabi to the United States to carry their laptops and other electronics in airplane cabins. The Department of Homeland Security said Sunday that it is lifting the ban because additional security measures have been put in place. Etihad Airways is the only carrier that operates flights to the United States from Abu Dhabi International Airport. ‘; var storytext = document.getElementById(‘storytext’);…

Abu Dhabi airport now exempt from US laptop ban – Chicago Tribune

Sunday, July 02, 2017

The capital of the United Arab Emirates became the first city to be exempt from a U.S. ban on laptop computers being in the cabins of airplanes coming from the Mideast, the country’s flag carrier said Sunday. Long-haul airline Etihad said it welcomed the decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which comes “subject to enhanced security measures” at Abu Dhabi International Airport. That airport already has a U.S….

US Rescinds Portion of Laptop Ban on Aircraft – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Sunday, July 02, 2017

LONDON—The U.S. government has partly rescinded a ban on the use of laptops on some U.S.-bound international flights only days after rolling out demands for enhanced security measures at overseas airports. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways Sunday was cleared to allow its passengers flying to the U.S. to again use laptops, tablets and other…